TITLE

The importation and re-exportation of organized crime: explaining the rise and fall of the Jamaican posses in the United States

AUTHOR(S)
Williams, Carl; Roth, Mitchel
PUB. DATE
December 2011
SOURCE
Trends in Organized Crime;Dec2011, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p298
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
During the 1980s and 1990s, Jamaican posses captured the imagination of the press corps, film makers, and numerous of criminal justice scholars in the United States. However, except for a few historical references, their virtual disappearance from the contemporary criminal justice literature leaves many unanswered questions. In updating the literature, this paper examines the main factors contributing to the decline of Jamaican posses in the United States and explains how their criminal activities were displaced to Jamaica through aggressive U.S. anti drug and anti-gang operations and immigration policies.
ACCESSION #
69601046

 

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